Thursday, August 4, 2011

Finally inspired - for a baby boy

Pin It Two nights ago, during potty trip number three or four, while I lay awake waiting for this little one to settle in (I've got a wiggler in there), I was suddenly inspired for how to make the quilt if this baby is a boy (as Daddy strongly believes).

I had an idea a while back, but I wasn't quite settled on it... and Steiger really liked the little trains and helicopters, so I was going to make a quilt for him.  My intention was to then make two matching quilts, but then if this baby is a girl, Steiger would have two matching quilts... so I procrastinated.

And I'm glad I did.

I started with the little dogs from Aneela's Pips (I love those little doggies), and added fabric from there in a palette of aqua, steel blue, gray, red, and chocolate brown.

little baby boy fabrics

Kelly provided the motivation and measurements, and I got the blocks done last night and today (Steiger has taken a liking to the movie Tangled which I may or may not have taken advantage of this morning)...

I really like them.

if baby's a boy WIP

Now you just need to talk me in to cutting them up!

If Baby's a boy

That definitely was a productive middle of the night potty break.

19 comments:

Angela said...

oh cut away! It's going to be gorgeous and almost have a plaid feel to it. Love!

Rylee Kettner said...

Love it! I would have never thought to use pips in a boys quilt, your a genius!

Julie said...

I actually like it just the way it is! I know, so not the motivation you were looking for ;)

Sara said...

puppy dogs are a steal of a deal for a boy quilt! Potty breaks are a good thing;)

I like it the way it is though.

Katie B. said...

When I saw Kelly's blocks, I was in the "don't cut them up, they're so awesome as they are!!" camp. But after she cut them, they were 10 times as awesome. Do it!!!

(And such a fantastic pile of fabric. You're so good at mixing and matching prints.)

Kelly said...

Cut 'em up girl!!!! You know you want to! This quilt is going to rock!!!!

Poppyprint said...

Super fun! I love those puppies, too. A perfect if it's a boy quilt!!

Kelli said...

Call me boring but I love them the way they are!!!
Great choices in fabric mate!!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

I love the fabric, I love the squares you have done, I love the inspiration for the finished product. LOVE IT ALL! But particularly love the brown + gray with the red and turquoise. Makes it so much more, I don't know, softer, more boyish, not so garish? Love it!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

It is cool now but it is going to be sew much cooler once you have cut it and sewn it back together!

sewfunbymonique said...

Love the colors and blocks! Looks so good!

Kerri said...

what a lovely boy quilt!! i LOVE it, tracey!!

felicity said...

Middle-of-the-night inspiration! I love it!

msmcporkchop said...

what the what! time to cut it up! you can do it! ps: I have peach pie filling for you!

Hollie said...

Oh that's awesome! I love it!

Lee said...

Love it! Fabulous fabric selections!

Pinky said...

ooooooo... I love this so much! I'm trying to make a quilt for some friends who are about to have their first baby - and perhaps I will do this!! :)

Laura Evan Leigh said...

What are the chances you would share your width measurements with us? I searched your friends blog, didn't see. I think I'm just, but just wondering. You have a fabulous eye for color and texture and movement. The quilt is one to be envied.... Laura of Ruby Grey Studio

Laura Evan Leigh said...

What in the world? That comment didn't make any sense... sorry! I meant to say, "I think I'm close"... Laura (again)

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